Pandora Handheld Computer & Gaming Device + Extras - Very Rare! Openpandora GP2XSee original listing
Oct 30, 2011 22:34:03 PDT
Westlake Village, CA, United States
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
|Type:||Netbook & Gaming Device|
|Processor Speed:||600 Mhz, overclockable to 800 Mhz +||Brand:||Openpandora.org|
|Memory:||256MB DDR-333||Screen Size:||4.3"|
|Hard Drive Capacity:||512MB NAND FLASH + 16GB SD||Processor Type:||Texas Instruments OMAP3530|
Pandora Handheld System with Case, Power Supply, New Battery, 16GB SD Card (pre-loaded with goodies, see below), & original packing materials.
" The Pandora is a mixture between a PC and a gaming console. That's why it has gaming controls (Buttons, DPad and analog nubs). It is fast enough to emulate many other systems, run a full desktop, access the internet via FireFox and play games such as Quake3. However, it is not as big as a netbook. Believe it or not, it will fit in your pocket. It's a bit bigger than the Nintendo DS. The screen is an impressive 800*480 resolution LCD and the battery life is a sensational 10+ hours. "
This system is in very good condition. I am only selling it because I no longer have as much time to pursue my passion / hobby of game emulation, and it’s been sitting unused for some time now.
This is your chance to own one of less than 4,000 Pandora systems in existence. Many individuals have waited for years to receive theirs!
I would say that my system works perfectly, but the left shoulder button (L Button) does not always go in all the way and the stylus is loose when holstered (it came this way, HOWEVER, button presses are still properly recognized in games).
System specs (taken from openpandora.org web site):
- Texas Instruments OMAP3530 processor at 600MHz (over-clockable to 800MHz+)
- 256MB DDR-333 SDRAM
- 512MB NAND FLASH memory
- IVA2+ audio and video processor using TI's DaVinci™ technology (430MHz C64x DSP)
- ARM® Cortex™-A8 superscalar microprocessor core
- PowerVR SGX530 (110MHz officially) OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant 3D hardware
- integrated Wifi 802.11b/g (up to 18dBm output)
- integrated Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (3Mbps) (Class 2, + 4dBm)
- 800x480 resolution LTPS LCD with resistive touch screen, 4.3" widescreen, 16.7 million colors (300 cd/m2 brightness, 450:1 contrast ratio)
- Dual analog controllers
- Full gamepad controls plus shoulder buttons
- Dual SDHC card slots (up to 64GB of storage currently)
- headphone output up to 150mW/channel into 16 ohms, 99dB SNR (up to 24 bit/48KHz)
- Internal microphone plus ability to connect external microphone through headset
- Stereo line level inputs and outputs
- 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
- USB 2.0 OTG port (1.5/12/480Mbps) with capability to charge device
- USB 2.0 HOST port (480Mbps) capable of providing the full 500mA to attached devices (examples include USB memory, keyboard, mouse, 3G modem, GPS)
- up to two externally accessible UARTs and/or four PWM signals for hardware hacking, robot control, debugging, etc.
- un-brickable design with integrated boot loader for safe code experimentation
- Power and hold switch useful for "instant on" and key lockout to aid in media player applications on the go
- Runs on the Linux operating system (2.6.x)
- Dimensions: 140x83.4x27.5mm
- Weight: 335g (with 4000mAh battery)
- Around 10+ Hours battery life (in my personal experience it has been closer to 6 hours)
COMES WITH LINUX IN 2 DIFFERENT FLAVORS: (can easily switch back and forth between the two!)
(1) XFCE4 for a full desktop environment.
(2) MiniMenu for a user who simply wants to access applications via shortcut icons.
BONUS - PRELOADED SD CARD: This system also comes with a 16 GB SD Card which I had purchased separately. It will come preloaded with the following emulators, thereby making the Pandora capable of emulating the following systems out of the box:
(NOTE – it includes the following emulation software ONLY, you will need to obtain any corresponding rom game and/or bios files on your own, and ensure that you have the legal right to do so!)
DOSBox – for your favorite old DOS-based games & applications (Leisure Suit Larry series, Jump Man, Stunts, Duke Nukem 3D, Hexxagon, etc)
GNGeo – Neo Geo
GNUBoy – Nintendo Gameboy & Gameboy Color
GPFce / FCEUltra – Nintendo NES
GpspWiz – Gameboy Advance
Mame4All – Arcade / Mame, can also run many Neo Geo titles
Mupen – Nintendo 64
PCSX Rearmed – Playstation 1 (PSX)
PicoDrive – Sega Systems: Master System, Genesis, 32X, Sega CD
ScummVM – LucasArts adventure games (such as Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle, etc)
SNES9x – Super NES
UAE4ALL – Amiga (such as Another World, Worms, etc)
Ginge – GP2X emulator. It is used to run several programs which are native to the GP2x systems. WITHIN this emulator I have run several sub-programs in order to emulate:
- FinalBurn Alpha: CPS1 / CPS2 emulator (Capcom arcade systems emulator. Super Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom, etc)
- Boomshine 2x: Really fun touch-based game which I play on my Wiz
- Cave Story / Dokutsu 1.4: Phenomenal independently developed adventure game. I left a few versions of Profile.dat intact in case you want to jump directly to several of the later points in the game.
- Temper: PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 emulator. Yes, there is a native build of this emulator available for the Pandora, but at the time I was setting my system up this version ran my games properly.
Of course, the above programs just scratch the surface of what this system can really do! Because the Pandora is actually a full-featured Linux system in a handheld form it can handle web browsing, playing music & videos, working with documents, etc. I basically used it as a glorified emulation console, but I’m sure many of you out there will find countless other uses for it.
(Not to mention that there is currently a huge online repository for Pandora applications as well as a tight-knit online community. Actually the Pandora is tremendously community driven.)
UPDATE - VIDEOS: To see some amazing video demonstrations of various emulators and programs, check out the Pandora Video Vault at: http://www.kultpower.de/pandoravideos/
BEFORE BIDDING: PLEASE ensure that you understand what you’re bidding on! This is a great little system with a vast array of capabilities, but you do need to possess at least a basic know-how for how to drag & drop files, explore folder structures, customize system settings, etc.
I will include a few basic instructions for where to place new Pandora applications & rom files on the SD card, as well as where to go on the internet for more programs.
NO RESERVE PRICE: Even though I paid TWICE for this system (once for the initial cost of about $500, plus an extra $150 to expedite my order) I am willing to part with it no matter what the final auction price is. I’d rather it go to somebody who can put it to good use!
ONLY SERIOUS BIDDERS: Do not bid if you are unwilling to pay for it in the end! I’ve had an issue with non-paying bidders in the past, and I will promptly report any others to eBay! I expect payment within 3 business days of the auction ending, but why not be a good bidder and just pay on the spot when the auction ends? That’s what I do every time. It’s not that hard!
Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me!